Places To Visit In North Sikkim

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1. Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake
Must Visit 4.2 /5

61 km
from city center
1 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

Highlights: Sarva Dharma Sthala, Tso Lhamu Lake

Located at the height of 17,100 feet above the sea level, Gurudongmar Lake, located in Sikkim, is one of the fifteen highest lakes in the world. It is also the second highest lake in Sikkim, after the Cholamu Lake located at the height of 18,000 feet. Gurudongmar Lake also has great religious significance attached to it, and the beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu and Kanchenjunga from the lake is a sight to behold and cherish.

2. Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley
Must Visit 4.2 /5

40 km
from city center
2 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

Highlights: Hot Springs, Natural Splendors

The popular Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is located 140 km north of Gangtok. Famous as the "Valley of flowers", this is a rare and exotic location with hot springs, rivers, yaks and lush green meadows. Situated at an elevation on 3564 metres, this stunning valley is a paradise for nature lovers as it houses the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which has over 24 species of Rhododendron flowers (the state flower) blooming from late February to mid-June.

3. Lachen

Must Visit 4.2 /5

24 km
from city center
3 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

Highlights: Gurudongmar Lake, North-sikkim, Experience L (Read More)achen Monastery, Explore Chopta Valley, Trek to Green Lake, Witness the Lachen Chu River, Bird Watching at Thangu Valley

Situated in the northern district of Sikkim, Lachen is one of the most beautiful towns an attractive tourist spot which is well known for its Lachung monastery. Its natural beauty and serene vegetation are worth commending and it is believed to be one of the most noteworthy and popular places for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists. Lachen is a less-populated beautiful holiday destination, also famous as the gateway to the sacred Gurudongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes.

4. Cholamu Lake

Cholamu Lake
Must Visit 4.2 /5

61 km
from city center
4 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

14th highest lake in the world and the highest lake in India, the Cholamu Lake in North Sikkim is situated at an altitude of 18000 feet from the sea level. While coming down the slope around 300 feet from Donkiala pass ( 18300 feet ), you can get the first sight of this moderately sized, almost frozen lake. Cholamu Lake is only a few kms away from the Tibet border and is off limits for commonplace tourists. One needs special permits, from Army and Sikkim police/administration to visit the Cholamu Lake.

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5. Thangu Valley

Thangu Valley
Must Visit 4.2 /5

44 km
from city center
5 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

Thangu, situated at an altitude of around 3900 m, is a beautiful village which is about two hours' drive from Lachen. It is a comfortable village where the tourists usually choose to relax before they proceed to trek to Gurugongmar Lake, Muguthang or Cho Lhamu Lake. In Thangu Valley, one can catch a glimpse of the rows of trees and as one goes more upwards, the beautiful view of Tibetan Plateau begins. For nature lovers, this quaint town is a perfect gateway.

6. Crow's Lake

Crow's Lake
3.2 /5

50 km
from city center
6 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

Highlights: Offbeat Adventure, Flora and Fauna

Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes of North Sikkim, Crow's Lake stands as a hidden gem, offering a tranquil retreat for those seeking solace in the lap of the Himalayas. Situated at an elevation of approximately 14,000 feet (4,267 meters), this pristine lake remains off the beaten path, allowing visitors to experience the raw beauty of the Eastern Himalayas.

7. Chopta Valley

Chopta Valley
3.7 /5

45 km
from city center
7 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

Chopta Valley is located in the northern part of Sikkim and is known for its natural beauty. This place is not very famous amongst tourists owing to its isolated location, but the valley has some beautiful views of the mountains beyond and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

8. Mt Katao

Mt Katao

32 km
from city center
8 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

Nestled in the northern part of Sikkim at a distance of 144 km from Gangtok and 28 km from Lachung, Mount Katao is one of the most stunning sights imaginable. Perfect for adventure lovers who like skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, and grinding during the winter season, the surreal mountain provides a splendid view to its onlookers.

9. Chungthang

3.2 /5

16 km
from city center
9 out of 9
Places To Visit in North Sikkim

A town in North Sikkim, this place is situated at the confluence of Lachen River and Lachung River. A legend has it that Guru Padmasambhabwa visited this town before visiting Tibet in 8th century and left his footprint on a rock where he once rested.

FAQs on North Sikkim

What are the top sightseeing places in North sikkim?

The top sightseeing places in North sikkim are Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Lachen, Cholamu Lake, Thangu Valley.

How much does a package cost for North sikkim?

The packages for North sikkim start at INR 12000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within North sikkim?

Taxis should be able to take you to most of the motorable roads. Otherwise, trekking is also an option to access this area nicely.
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